Located on the banks of Chattahoochee River, Canoe's historic setting makes it the perfect bucolic spot to bring in any momentous occasion. Offering a scrumptious New American fare, the restaurant takes pride in its farm-to-table concept. Blending flavorful culinary offerings with idyllic natural sights, Canoe has won countless accolades for its unmatched dining experience. Seafood selections highlight the contemporary American menu, while Southern specialties are offered on both the dinner and dessert menus. Locals vie for a table here, often making reservations months in advance. However, given the superior dining experience that awaits patrons, the wait for Canoe is worth it.
Jackets are required at this ultra-elegant spot in Buckhead. The lavish garden setting creates an unforgettable ambiance, one of many reasons La Grotta Ristorante Italiano has been named Atlanta's best Italian restaurant for many consecutive years. Pristine white tablecloths are set under fine china and crystal, an appropriate stage for the contemporary regional cuisine from all corners of Italy. Delicate pastas and an outstanding variety of veal preparations highlight a world-class menu, while an excellent wine list is also available.
This happening Midtown joint really packs them in, and is quickly garnering a reputation as a can't-miss destination on the local dining scene. The best way to describe the food is creatively modern Southern, but that doesn't really do it justice. The kitchen turns out such remarkable signature dishes as seafood bisque with sherry and scallops over stone ground grits with garlic gravy. Make reservations early on theater nights, as space fills up quickly. South City Kitchen surely promises a different spin on Southern cuisine.
Delicious barbecue and mesmerizing music have combined to make this Midtown spot a local legend. Patrons queue up for a dozen yards outside the door eager to sample their award-winning ribs, and it is well worth the wait. Opt for their ribs slab or pork sandwich with Brunswick stew and collard greens washed down with a chilled beer. Don't leave without a bottle of Fat Matt's secret sauce so you can try their pit-roasted wonders at home. Some of the best local blues bands perform here nightly for your dining enjoyment.
BoccaLupo is a fusion restaurant located near the historic Inman Park. They specialize in hand-cut kinds of pasta that are tossed with fresh and new flavors. The folks at BoccaLupo strive to recreate popular Italian and American flavors! The menu is constantly evolving to incorporate seasonal and fresh ingredients. The tasting menu is highly recommended.
The Taproom is a simple, modern cafe that brings together rich, smooth and nuanced coffees brewed from beans sourced from Counter Culture Roasters, delicious pastries and light eats from Mae's Bakery, and distinctive craft beers from a variety of local breweries. The Taproom is one of the rare neighborhood cafes to offer Japanese-style pour-over coffees and other delicious blends. This cafe is a great place to hang out as well as to spread out your workstation as you sip on your coffee. Warm, simple, and inviting, Taproom is the kind of place where friends can meet, explore ideas and share conversation.
Anatolia Cafe and Hookah Lounge is a Mediterranean restaurant and bar located on Peachtree Street. It offers classic Mediterranean delights of wraps, kebobs, soups and salads with influences from Turkish flavors. You can accompany your meal with an international selection of draught beer, wines and other spirits. Hookah smokers can indulge in wide variety of shisha flavors. The cafe has been named as 'Best Hookah Bar' in 2014 by Creative Loafing.
Take a break from your local food and treat yourself to delectable Mexican fare at The Taqueria on Broad. The restaurant has casual and pleasant ambiance with ample seating space. The menu is high on authenticity and taste. The restaurant serves a slew of Mexican classics like tacos, empanadas, burritos and other mains, cooked to absolute perfection using the finest ingredients.
Café Lucia is situated in the historic Healey Building in the Five Points District, Downtown Atlanta. It is just some blocks away from Georgia State University and, consequently, a favorite coffee shop with students. The historic nature of the building is evident in the vintage decor of the cafe, which serves as a charming date spot. It resembles a quaint Parisian cafe, albeit with history unique to Atlanta, and is best if you seek a quiet spot to enjoy coffee with your partner or a group of close-knit friends. Spend time admiring their large photo mural, get work done using their free WiFi facility, or simply walk in before class or work for a cup of strong coffee. If it is hot outside, their Iced Dutch Coffee should rejuvenate you within no time.
A favorite hangout of the Georgia State University students, Rosa's Pizza has been dishing out yummy pizzas for more than two decades now. Lunch hours are packed, so its better to place your order on the go. The pies are pre-made to ease the rush but nevertheless they are delicious and very affordable. They also serve calzones, lasagnas and spaghetti's if pizza's not your thing. If you want to taste one of the best authentic New York style pizza's in downtown, then Rosa's is your best bet.
East Wave Fusion will take diners through a culinary journey which will not only give them a glimpse of Asian influences but also Latin American, Creole, Italian, West African, Spanish and French styles. Their menu crafted by Chef Jernard Wells is appealing and will make you want for more. The restaurant's futuristic decor adds to the trendiness of this place. Savor their dishes like Mama's Rolls, Asian Tacos, Banh Mi, Steamed Sliders, Blackened Tuna Roll, Bourbon Chicken and Crispy Honey Chicken. Complement your meal with a bubble tea or smoothie.
If you're in the vicinity of Downtown Atlanta and quite literally want a taste of something different, Jamrock, with its vast array of Jamaican delicacies, would be a great choice. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant introduces you to many culinary delights from the Caribbean island nation. Sandwiches like the Jamrock BLT are perfect should you be in a hurry; if a leisurely meal is what you seek, few things could be better with entrées like curry goat, jerk chicken and butter shrimp. The 'Mad Gal' smoothies are great accompaniments to the meal.